I just noticed the moon roof on my 04 Forester is cracked! I called the local dealer & they want @ $800 to replace it: $560 + tax for the glass/assembly, which must be nonrefundably prepaid, and 2hrs of labor, @ $190. I’m @ to call some other dealers, but I’m expecting the same or similar results.
Is this the sort of repair that should be left to a dealer, or would it be wise to contact an independent garage?
The cracks are not leaking, so I feel that I don’t need to rush out & get it fixed today. But I’m concerned @ leaving it through winter–I live in Maine.
Anyone have experience with this? Suggestions?